Blog Promotion – 6 Tips For Promoting Your Blog
It is old hat to say promote your blog with good content, but it still holds true. Of course, blogging on a regular basis is also key to keeping readers. With that said, let's move on to the 6 tips for free blog promotion that will be discussed in this article.
When you make a new post to your blog, ping it with a ping service like pingates.com. The pinging service will let various services that keep up with blogs know that you have published new content. Your blog will be crawled and indexed by those services. Some of the services that are not identified by Ping-o-Matic are Feed Burner, BlogStreet, and Blogdigger. Some of the services that pingates.com notifies are Icerocker, Blogflux, and BlogsNow. But each pinging service pings around 20 or more services.
Put an RSS feed on your blog, so your readers can subscribe and get your updates through their RSS reader. RSS means Really Simple Syndication. If your blog is one of a reader's favorite websites, he will want to get your updates sent directly to his computer. That leads back to great content, well written, and frequent posts. But we are not going there right now.
Putting an image in the post helps to break up the sections of print. This will be more attractive for readers that are a bit overwhelmed with a quantity of words. The picture should correspond with your subject in some way. You can go to Bing and find public domain images that you can use on your blog. A photograph in the public domain is no longer under copyright or never was copyrighted. SmartClipArt.com lets you use their clip art for free for personal or commercial purposes. You can search and find other clip art sites. Always be certain it is okay to use the image before uploading it to your blog.
Signup for Blogupp. You really do not register. All you do is put your blog's link in, get your code, and add it to your blog. Blogupp will read your RSS and your blog will appear in the box on other people's blogs and they can click to read your blog. It is a two screen box (widget) and it scrolls. You'll have one on your blog right after you enter the code. When 10 blogs are displayed in your widget, then your blog is shown 9 times. Before your blog is approved the bar in the widget will be gray (pending). When your blog is approved, the bar in the widget will turn blue and it will be listed in the directory. The bar turns red for denied blogs.
Promoting a blog with Zimbio is another good way to get the word out about your blog. You join Zimbio and put your blog link in your profile and then you import them or you can have them automatically imported. If you import them, you can choose wikizines for them, if done automatically, they pick the wikizines. Having your blog at Zimbio creates inbound links to your blog. But we were not actually going to discuss links.
Submit your blog's link to search engines once a month. You can use the free submit at Submit Express .. This service will submit your blog link to several search engines and meta-search engines. The search engines do not like it, if you submit more than once a month. That is thought of as spamming and can get your blog blocked.